As I go through my list of reads for the past month, I’m really surprised and happy to find such a wide variety of fantastic books. It seems like there is a little of something for everyone and I can’t wait to see which of these amazing books you guys choose to be featured next month. So how do you choose what to vote?
There’s no rules about how you vote. If you haven’t read the books, you can vote on the cover that catches your eye or read my reviews (click the title of the book below) and vote for which book sounds like the one you’d enjoy the most. If you are a fan of the author, feel free to vote for them! That’s the joy of this, you hold all the cards and whichever book you choose, may be the one featured next month. All of these books are extremely entertaining and I enjoyed each and every single one of them. They were all rated either four or five stars by me, so you know, when I say I really enjoyed these books, I’m being honest.
Here are the books that you can vote for:
Chakana by W.E. Lawrence
Chakana is a historical romance novel filled with action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue.
In 1939, before the start of World War II, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes chase to track down the ancient lost treasure of King Huascar of the Incas. He must recover it before the Nazis do or the whole world will be in imminent danger.
But this is no ordinary treasure hunt. The Incas have proven their cunning and intellect in not only how they hid their treasure, but how they protected it. Fleming joins forces in the remote ruins of Peru, South America with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from the United States, her archaeologist brother, Nick, and their college professor, Dr. Charlie. Together, they must decode, interpret the clues, and face the challenges of the Chakana on their hunt for the treasure.
If this wasn’t difficult enough, the group is hounded throughout their search of the ancient Sacred Valley by international artifact smugglers, familiar with the Chakana and working with the Nazis, who are determined to acquire the treasure to help finance their war effort. Intrigue, danger, suspense, action, adventure, and even romance abound in this brave band’s quest to save the free world.
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff
Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic.
But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.
With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .
Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump.
Lana’s Calling by Nancy Glynn
Twenty-First birthdays ruined her life, stole her family, and now Lana Stone wants revenge. The evil house that was demolished at her parents’ hands is calling out to her in her dreams, rebuilding itself every year. Stone Manor wants her. Jack Red is coming for her. Her fate is sealed on her 21st birthday…in her dreams.
Hunter Bane is the sexy architect who helped rebuild Golden Hills, who also has a mysterious connection to Jack. He has his reasons for staying away from Lana, but will he give in to her sensual beauty? And will he ever share the true reason he can’t be with her? A dark destiny has claimed Hunter, but will Lana save him?
Being caught between this world and the other side, Lana rises and claims the power she was born with, opening her heart to a man who could destroy it, and a vengeful need to bring Jack to his immortal knees.
Silent Dawn: Chasing Sunrise by Charles Avent
The love between a father and daughter is forever. Life has a natural order: we are born, we age, we die. It is a cycle that has repeated itself since the beginning of time and is not to be interrupted. However, when Cami was only twelve years old, everything natural was taken from her. Cami is a vurdalak – a vampire – cursed to wander the earth, plagued with an insatiable hunger. She is pursued by the very one who created her and has learned to harden her stilled heart to survive. Nevertheless… when she meets Richard, a man who seems to hold clues to her past, she realizes that she can harden her heart to survive, but must soften it to live.
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
The enchantment continues….
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?
With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.
Confessions of a Party Girl by Vicki Lesage
When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more “difficile” than she’d imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you’re right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.